In < Weißes Haus > „I“ am trying to remove the boundaries between past, present and future or forge links between them using the same but yet different stories from the book < Weißes Haus > beyond the physical space of the book.
In this work „I“ adapt both of those works in a changed manner written as well as in the form of sounds and performances.
This ambivalent „I“ is living in two different spaces filled with writings and sounds. Berlin and Seoul, the two cities „I“ live in, would shake me again and again and cause dizziness inside me. When I think about it, I am standing right in the middle of the sounds of those both cities. They pretend to help each other only to impede each other. Carrying these incomplete feelings and memories inside of me and being an existence that is a component of this world I myself am one of the sounds of this world, that I am showing in < Weißes Haus >.
In the Finissage performance, I am also going to show how the ambivalent feeling of one’s own self coming to the surface naturally and one’s own existence fading away at the same time emerges in < Weißes Haus >.
Text: Mikyung Song
Mikyung Song(1980, Korea) studied in Seoul and currently lives in Berlin. She is a multi-media artist based in both cities and utilizes the traditional instrument „Piri” videos, multi-sound installations and performances in her works that are based on Eastern philosophy, ancient stories and community research. Completing a 5 year program of study and practice she became holder of the ‚Important Intangible Cultural Asset‘-Certificate No. 1 for participating as a musician in the Royal Ancestral Ritual at the ‚Jongmyo-shrine (Jongmyo Jeryeak)‘ and through the completion of a 10-year program she gained the ‚Intangible Cultural Asset‘-Certificate No. 17 for her comittment and participation in the regional traditional farmers music ‚Nongak‘.
She exhibited at the Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, im Gyeonggi Creation Center, Space Mass, Space Loop, Placemak, Open School, Gahoedong 11-1 (Korea), Tianjin Normal University (China), A Score of the Note (Netherlands), and in the NON Berlin, Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Germany). She took part in the Japan Hana Art Center Residency-project (Japan, Geyonggi Cultural Foundation), the Nomadic Residency-project (Iran, Arts Council Korea) and the Gyeonggi Creation Center-Residency-program.
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